Airport location, terminals and transportation
Florence-Peretola Airport (also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport) is an international airport in one of the Italian regions, in the capital of Tuscan, Florence. Florence-Peretola is 3 km from the city. The airport is the second in passenger traffic in the region. It was built in the late 30s of the last century and opened in the early 40s. Then, the airport was repeatedly modernized and rebuilt. Air-strips were prolonged. In 1990, the airport was named after the historical figure living in Tuscan, merchant and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci. At Florence Airport, there is only one air-strip. With it, the airport services about 3 million passengers. Besides commercial flights, it also services police general aviation.
From the airport, you can travel to the center of Florence and other districts by any public transport: express tram, taxi, limo. You can also rent a car. ATAF buses and express Volainbus transfers will take you to the central station. Bus and tram stations are located at the exit from the terminal. There are A1 and A11 highways near the airport.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
The car rental center is located in Via Palagio degli Spini. There are international and regional car rental companies in the center. At the airport, you can take a free transfer to the rental center. It regularly departs from the short-term parking lot P1. Passengers can use the services provided by the following car rental companies: Auto Europa, Sicily by Car, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Locauto rent a car, National, Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Firefly, Maggiore, Sixt, Goldcar rental, B-rent, Win Rent.
Companies offer their clients to make a pre-order by phone (their international and local contact data are specified on the website of the airport). Most of the car rental points of these companies are open from 8 am to 11 pm. At the weekend, they are open up to 9 pm. The rental cost includes airport fees and local taxes. Insurance in the event of car theft or a car accident is included in the rental cost too.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
There are two parking lots near the passenger terminal: P1 (short-term) and P2 (long-term). Lots are open 24 hours a day. Parking in P1 and P2 is free if it does not exceed 10 and 15 minutes respectively.
There are the following hotels near highways A1 and A1 and near FLR: Hotel Franchi (0.7 km), Appartamento Aeroporto Firenze (0.2 km), Room two Cats (0.9 km), Hotel Real (0.5 km), Hotel Mirage (0.9 km), Eurhotel (0.8 km), Peretola Relax (0.6 km), Florence Shabby Chic home (0.8 km), Appartamento Lorena (1 km).